Henkel Announces North America President, Seasoned New Leadership

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Henkel, the company behind well-known brands such as Dial® soaps, Right Guard® antiperspirants, Schwarzkopf® hair care, Persil® laundry detergent, and Loctite® adhesives, has announced Steven Essick as President of the North America region. 

Essick, who also serves as the Regional Head of Finance, is a 23-year Henkel veteran, who has served in global financial and commercial leadership roles with Henkel across Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. 

“Our employees and our North American leadership team are well-positioned to stimulate further growth, innovation and sustainable value in the years to come,” said Essick. “We have a lot of opportunities ahead of us.” 

Additionally, Nicolas Krauss, was recently appointed Henkel’s Global Head of Industrials and Electronics, and Regional Head of Adhesive Technologies Americas, and will join Essick on the North America Leadership team. Krauss, who joined Henkel in 2012, was most recently Head of Adhesive Technologies Industrials, and previously held leadership roles in the company’s Automotive Electronics and Electronics Materials business, and Global Strategy and Business Development Adhesive Technologies. 

Rounding out the North America Leadership team are Alan Wolpert, Corporate Senior Vice President and Regional Head of Laundry & Home Care North America; Filippos Minaidis, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Beauty Care Retail North America; Jenny Schiavone, Vice President, Corporate Communication; Frank Steinert, Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources and Marcy Tenaglia, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary. 

“I am excited to head this team of seasoned leaders for North America who bring a wide range of perspectives, an exceedingly strong set of business experiences and talents, and passion for building diverse, empowered and collaborative teams,” said Essick.



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